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Alleged Winnipeg bus flasher charged with performing an indecent act, sexual assault

A 33-year-old man is facing charges after police say a man performed an indecent act on a city bus and sexually assaulted two women at St. Vital Mall. Shane Gibson/Global News

A Winnipeg man is facing charges after police say he performed an indecent act on a city bus and sexually assaulted two women at a local mall.

Detectives from the sex crimes unit began investing separate reports of sexual assault and indecent acts in April.

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They say a man committed an indecent act in front of a woman — and within eyesight of several other passengers — while travelling on a transit bus on April 4.

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The same man grabbed the buttocks of two women shopping at St. Vital mall on April 20, police allege.

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Police say investigators were able to link all three incidents and a 33-year-old man has been charged with sexual assault and performing an indecent act.

The accused has been released on a promise to appear in court, police say.

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